Manhattan Project National Historical Park is seeking volunteers to help maintain a WWII Victory Garden and Native Pollinator Garden. Volunteers will be asked to assist with the planning, planting, harvesting, and maintaining of the gardens. The gardens will be located at the parks visitor center in the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge next to the newly relocated Flattop House.
All that is needed is dedication, a can do attitude and the love of working with plants. This position may require volunteers to actively bend, stoop, reach and work with gardening tools in an outdoor setting. No money handling will be required, and volunteers will receive training about the Manhattan Project and WWII history, as well as NPS operations. This is a great opportunity to recreate and maintain a historically accurate war garden to showcase this significant time period in our nation’s history.
Formally established in 2015, the park tells the stories of the people, science, and events that led to the creation of the first atomic bomb in the top-secret effort known as the Manhattan Project. For more information about the park, go to www.nps.gov/mapr.